House Republicans are taking aim at Obama administration regulations, with a slate of planned votes meant to limit the federal government’s rulemaking authority.
The chamber is expected to approve the REINS Act, a bill that would give Congress the power to block any federal rule that carries an annual price tag of $100 million or more.
“Intrusive government regulations continue to hurt job growth and make your paycheck smaller,” House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said over the weekend in the Republicans’ weekly radio address.
The REINS Act has in recent years been a priority for congressional Republicans intent on slowing the pace of rules being drafted by federal agencies. The bill is likely to find plenty of opposition from Democrats, who argue the measure is a blatant attempt to stop the federal government from enacting important protections at the bidding of big business.